Carrie Gaynor BSN, RN, E-RYT 500, BCSI, CFST, FAFS


Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI ) (Structural Bodywork)
Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST)                                                                                         Gray Institute Functional Movement



Anatomy Trains® Course Instructor and other short courses

Teaching Yoga with a Fascial Focus Part's 1, 2, 3 & 4 



TriYoga® Flow

Yoga - For the Health of It - Yoga Classes for enhanced well being


Carrie, aka, "the space maker", has been working with the body and its relationship to structure for over 20 years. The practice and teaching of Yoga is a continuous thread through a network of related academic and training pursuits.

The past 16 years she has focused on the emerging science of fascia. Initial exposure to the fascinating world of fascia came through her longstanding and close relationship with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for the Manual and Movement Therapist (2001, 2009 Elsevier).  Through Tom Myers / Kinesis, LLC, she was certified as an Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner in 2004 and is now a senior faculty member, teaching Anatomy Trains and other short and long courses internationally.  

She began her studies with Ann and Chris Frederick, leaders in the field of stretching professional athletes and other movers (Stretch to Win®) for optimal performance in 2012. She is certified by the Fredericks as a Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist™.  

Most recently (2018) she completed her fellowship in Applied Functional Science, studying with Gary Gray and David Tiberio with the Gray Institute GIFT (Gray Institute Functional Transformation / Training ) program.  The study of functional movement feels like the infrastructure beneath all movement practices and goes hand in hand with the Anatomy Trains model and other related studies.

Carrie’s private practice in Rochester, New York specializes in “making space” for growth and transformation. She offers individual work in both ATSI Structural Integration, Fascial Stretch Therapy and individualized yoga practices.

Carrie directs Modern Nature Bodyworks, where she teaches Triyoga® flow classes and her own specialty series - Yoga for the Health of It.  Carrie credits Mark Sandler, Francios Rault, Esther Myers, Leslie Kaminoff, Victor van Kooten and Kali Ray as her foundational yoga teachers. 



Yogic Education

Yoga Teaching Certificate through Esther Myers:

Carrie's first yoga teaching certification was completed in 2000, through a comprehensive program with Ester Myers. This was a 500 hour / 2 year program / journey.  

TriYoga Teaching Certificate: Carrie is certified in TriYoga Flow Basics and Level 1 (2009), both earned through internship and certification process. She continues her studies of Level 2 TriYoga Flow and studies dirctly with Kaliji and senior TriYoga teachers Martha Hamilton and Theresa Shay.   

Formative Teachers Kali Ray, Victor van Kooten, Leslie Kaminoff, Esther Myers, Francios Rault, Mark Sandler.

Continuing Studies 1995 - present

  • 2016 -KaliRay - TriYoga 7 day intensive, Santa Cruz, Ca
  • 2015 -Kali Ray - TriYoga 5 day intensive - Spring Mills, Pa
  • 2014 -Kali Ray - TriYoga 5 day intensive - Spring Mills, Pa
  • 2013 - Victor van Kooten 7 day intensive - Rochester, NY
  • 2013 -Kali Ray - TriYoga 2.5 day intensive - Kripalu, Mass
  • 2012- Kali Ray - TriYoga 5 day intensive - Spring Mills, Pa
  • 2011- Kali Ray - TriYoga 2.5 day intensive - Kripalu, Mass
  • 2010- Kali Ray - TriYoga 2.5 day intensive - Kripalu, Mass
  • 2006 - Meditation as Medicine - T.K.V. Desikachar and Kasthub Desikachar - Boston, Mass.-3 days
  • 1998 - 2005 - 2 day seminars with Leslie Kaminoff - Rochester, NY 
  • 2002 - Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten - Yellow Springs, Ohio - 5 day intensive
  • 2002 - The Ocean of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar and Kasthub Desikachar - Omega Institute - 5 days
  • 2001 - Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten - Yellow Springs, Ohio - 5 day intensive



Accademic Education and Trade Certificats


  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science. 2018
  • Certified Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist. 2015
  • Certified Fascial Fitness Trainer. 2013
  • Certified Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapist. 2012
  • Board Certified Structural Integrator. 2010
  • Certified Anatomy Trains Teacher, Kinesis, Inc.  2008
  • Certified Antomy Trains Structural Integraion practitoner. 2004
  • BSN University of Rochester. 1993



Work Experience

Carrie began teaching Yoga classes at Absolute Yoga and other community locations in 1995 and has been teaching an average of 6 - 10 classes per week ever since.  She loves the physical and mental health benefits of yoga and has directly benefited from this natual means of healing and balancing the body.mind.spirit.  


-TriYoga Flow and Yoga for the Health of It

- Anatomy Trains courses

Board Work

-Certification Board for Structural Integration

-International Association for Structural Integrators



-Structural Integration

- Functional Movement

-Fascial Stretch Therapy

-Tri Yoga

-Continuing Education